In an MLB matchup at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees square off. In the opening game, the Red Sox defeated the Yankees 5-4 after extra innings.
The Red Sox currently have an overall record of 48-43, and after a sluggish start to the year, they have been performing better recently. In order to turn around their season, the Red Sox have relied heavily on their offence, and they are presently averaging 4.69 runs per game, which ranks sixth best in MLB. With 15 home runs and 58 RBIs already this season, Trevor Story is having a great year for the Red Sox.
The Yankees, who are on the opposing side of this battle, have a record of 62-28 overall but have dropped two straight games. The pitching hasn’t been spectacular in either of the last two games, and they haven’t been able to score crucial hits. The Yankees’ pitching and offence are the best in all of MLB. Aaron Judge has hit 31 home runs and has contributed 66 RBIs, earning him a better contract.
Nick Pivetta, who is currently pitching for the Boston Red Sox and has an overall record of 8-6 with an ERA of 4.08, is in the game. He pitched 3.1 innings, giving up eight hits and six runs in his most recent start against the New York Yankees.
Jameson Taillion, who is pitching for the Yankees, has a 9-2 record and a 4.01 earned run average. His previous outing saw him go five innings while allowing seven hits and six runs.
In Taillion’s previous four Saturday starts against the Yankees, he is 4-0. In the Yankees’ last six games versus the American League East, the over is 6-0. In Pivetta’s previous five games overall, the over is 5-0.
Both of these pitchers are coming off poor starts, and both of these clubs’ trends favour the over. In his previous start, Pivetta allowed six runs, and there will be plenty of scoring in this game.
Free Pick: New York Yankees